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locked-in syndrome

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A rare, acquired neurological condition, resulting in complete inability to speak or move.

locked-in syndrome – this rare neurological disorder is characterised by complete paralysis of voluntary muscles in all parts of the body except for those that control eye movement. This syndrome may result from traumatic brain injury or diseases affecting circulation or nerve cells. Thinking and reasoning function normally, but there is inability to speak or move.


See also brain injury and motor neuron(e) disease (MND).


December 2012

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